Week of May 6, 2018

THE HERALD

The Weekly Newsletter of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

May 6, 2018 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Collect for Sixth Sunday of Easter:  O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday School:  Sunday School is held each Sunday at 10:00 am in the downstairs classroom.  Sunday School is open to all children from Kindergarten to 5th grade.

THE LAST SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, MAY 20TH BEFORE STARTING THE SUMMER BREAK.

SUMMER SERVICE TIME CHANGE:  From May 27th through September 2nd, our weekly Sunday service start time will change to 9:30 am for this summer period.  We will return to the 10:00 am service start time on September 9th.

Sandwich Ministry Weekly Message:

(This message was included in each sandwich bag handed out on Friday, May 4th.)

Many times we think our sins or bad actions are just too bad for God to forgive and to use us to proclaim his word.  But the life of St. Paul in the Bible tells us otherwise.  Paul was a Jewish scholar, who was a Pharisee in faith, one of the chief opponents of Christians; and by his own admission was zealous in tracking down and arresting Christians for imprisonment, torture and death.  In fact, the Bible’s account of the stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr, tells us that Paul held their coats while they stoned Stephen.  Yet, after his conversion to Christianity, Paul carried the gospel to non-Jews in Asia Minor, Greece and Rome, wrote 13 epistles and was eventually martyred for his unwavering Christian faith.  God forgave Paul for his role in persecuting the early Christians and used him for great things!  Join us on Sundays mornings at Holy Trinity at 10:00 am for our weekly worship service.

 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man (Paul) is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.”  Acts 9:15

Weekly Community Social Networking Event:  Every Monday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, we hold a discussion group led by David Nejako.  This is open to anyone from the parish or the community who would like to join in a group to discuss different subjects.  The topic for discussion on Monday, May 7th is “Epic Battleship Engagements”.  Anyone who would like to connect with others in a discussion group setting is invited.

Rummage Sale: On May 19thwe will hold a Sping/Summer themed Rummage Sale as a fundraiser for the church.  You may begin gathering and bringing donated items to the church.  All items should be in good, resalable condition.  NO CLOTHING except Children’s from infant to size 2-3.

We will be accepting all season knickknacks, kitchen items, children’s toys, games and children’s books (NO adult books).  We will also accept indoor and outdoor furniture but must check with a committee member first.  NO NON-WORKING ELECTRONICS — this includes the clock radio where the radio works but the clock doesn’t!  NO TV’s, NO COMPUTERS.  All items will be collected in the designated basement room.  Any questions, please contact Caren Puschak-Craft at scraft9@comcast.net or 610-584-4414.  Please have all items for the sale at the church by noon on Friday, May 18th.

Caring Committee:  “As the Father has loved me so I have loved you”—loving words of our Savior.  We have people in our Church who need our help, time and love.  If you can take someone on an errand (grocery store, pharmacy, etc.) or give them a ride to church, please call David Nejako at 215-767-6333.  Thank you for reaching out to help members of our church family.

Holy Trinity’s Sandwich Ministry – Each Friday Holy Trinity volunteers hand out sandwiches to hungry folks at the corner of 4th and Broad Streets at 11:00 am.   Questions? Please call the church office at 215-855-4431

Men’s Breakfast Group:  All men are invited to attend the monthly Men’s Breakfast Group, which meets at 8:00 a.m. the last Saturday of every monthat the West Main Diner in Lansdale.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ray Medlin at raymedlin1211@yahoo.com.

Women’s Breakfast:  All women are invited to attend the monthly Women’s Breakfast which meets at 9:30 am the last Saturday of every monthat Franconi’s Restaurant in North Wales.  If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please contact JoAnn Ferrara atcelestialpresents@usa.com or call 267-410-1519.

Manna Outreach:  The children of Lansdale thank you for your contributions to Manna on Main Street.  Please continue to donate cupped fruit, peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, ham and salmon as well as snack bars and crackers.  Please remember to check the expiration dates. Also, remember cat and dog food, both wet and dry, is also collected for needy families with pets.

Holy Trinity is on Facebook!  Please like our page and share it with your friends:  facebook.com/holytrinitylansdale

 WIC donations:  WIC of Lansdale on Broad Street is in need of diapers and diaper wipes for their clients.  We will be collecting diaper and wipes donations in the box in the Narthex and forwarding to WIC. 

Serving May 6, 2018

Readers: Heather Medlin; Jim Broidrick

Text:  Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98;

I John 5:1-6 and John 15:9-17

Chalice Bearer:  Heather Medlin

Preacher:  The Rev. John Wallace

Greeter/Usher:  Janet Miller

Counters: Jack Croft; Jim Broidrick

Current Vestry: Ray Medlin (Rector’s Warden), Aleth Bocasan, James Broidrick, Jack Croft (People’s Warden), Bill Keith, Janet Miller, Wayne Stratz

Diocesan Deputies:  Jim Broidrick, Jack Croft, Janet Miller.    Ray Medlin (Alternate)

Deanery Delegates: Tina Gallagher, Dianne Lawrence, Star Little, Caren Puschak

Parish Prayer List:  Peg, Jean, Dick, James, Fran, Kathy, Edward, Linda, Bert, Vince, Carla, Cindy, George, Erin, Pat P., Brandon

Serving in the Military: Stephen, Marty, Ashley, Ed, Leanne, Bert, Keith, Tommy, Ben, April, Joseph, Kirk

Names remain on the prayer list for three months. To add names please contact the parish office or Alice Miller at 215-362-0850.  Caring for our church family members is important to us.  If you or a family member are in the hospital and wish a pastoral visit, please notify the church office.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 19th  Spring/Summer Rummage Sale

This week at Holy Trinity:

Sunday, May 6th

  1. E. Rite II 10:00 am

Sunday School  10:00 am

Coffee Hour  11:00 am

Friday, May 4th

Sandwich Ministry  11:00 am

Gamblers’ Anonymous  7:00 pm

 

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

407 North Broad Street

Lansdale, PA 19446

215-855-4431

www.lansdaletrinity.org

holy.trinity3@verizon.net

The church office is open MondayTuesdayThursday and Friday 8:00am – 11:00 am; closed Wednesdays

The Herald is the weekly newsletter of Holy Trinity Church. It is the central source for all parish communication, announcements, and articles (except special notices and official funeral announcements). If you have an announcement or information to share with the congregation, please have all submissions to the church office (holy.trinity3@verizon.net) by close of business each Thursday, and your information will be included in the Friday publication.  Thank you!

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